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How to watch Roma - The critically-acclaimed masterpiece with three Academy Awards

After the recent Academy Awards ceremony, you’re probably all wondering how to watch Roma.

The film was one of the biggest hits with critics last year, and audiences have similarly found themselves utterly captivated.

Sometimes films come around that promise something special, magical and personal. Roma is that film.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Alfonso Cuarón, Yalitza Aparicio, Angelina Jolie and Marina De Tavira attend the “ROMA” Tastemakers Screening and Reception at San Vicente Bungalows on January 05, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)

Who Directed Roma?

Roma is directed by Alfonso Cuarón, perhaps best known for making Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He also directed Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as well as Children of Men with Clive Owen and Michael Caine.

The Mexican filmmaker has made numerous critically acclaimed films. But, this is his first foreign language film since 2001’s Y Tu Mamá También.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Alfonso Cuaron, winner of Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography for ‘Roma’ poses in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

What is Roma About?

Roma is a semi-autobiographical account of Alfonso Cuarón’s upbringing in early 1970’s Mexico City.

The story is mainly told from the perspective of one of the nanny’s to a middle-class family, Cleo. She is played by first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio, who is also nominated for an Oscar.

The film explores themes of family, female strength, violence, political tensions and loneliness. Of course, it explores a great deal many other things too. 

Roma Oscar Win

Roma received ten Oscar nominations and won three of them.

It was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actress in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Foreign Language Film, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Cinematography, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

It won for Best Foreign Language Film, Director and Cinematography.

MORELIA, MEXICO – OCTOBER 24: Nicolas Celis, Eugenio Caballero, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Nancy Garcia, Fernando Grediaga and Alfonso Cuaron pose during the red carpet of Netflix film ‘Roma’ directed by Alfonso Cuaron as part of Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia at Teatro Ocampo on October 23, 2018 in Morelia, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images)

How to Watch Roma

The answer is Netflix!

Fortunately, Roma is available to watch whenever you’re ready.

Roma is currently available to stream on Netflix, so be sure to check it out.


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